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20 December 2022



Members of the Sleaford Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust have hit their target of raising £1,000 this year to kick start a project to improve the experience for visitors to Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln. 


Most of the £1,000 raised came from supporters buying tickets for the NK Lottery, which raises money for good causes across North Kesteven. The remainder was raised through the group’s meetings and events, details of which can be found on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s website at


Whisby Nature Park is a much loved and well used natural space, jointly managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, North Kesteven District Council and Lincs Inspire. It includes the nature reserve, education centre and the Living World Visitor Centre.


Matthew Capper from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust said “Over time, much of the infrastructure on site has become tired and out of date. New signage and facilities will therefore make it easier for visitors to enjoy the different parts of the Nature Park and learn all about its special wildlife. We are incredibly grateful to the Group for raising the money to help us to start that process.”


David Hebblethwaite, Chairman of the Sleaford Area Group said “Each year we raise funds for wildlife projects in the area and joining the NK Lottery has enabled us to be more ambitious. Big thanks go to everyone who bought tickets and nominated us this year. Whisby is a place enjoyed by people from Sleaford and across North Kesteven, so we are pleased to be able to help improve everyone’s visit.”

North Kesteven Lottery


North Kesteven Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in North Kesteven. A weekly draw takes place every Saturday night. Tickets cost £1 per week, with a top prize of £25,000. 60p from every £1 ticket sale goes to  good causes in the North Kesteven area that you can nominate.


Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust 


The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a voluntary charitable organisation which cares for Lincolnshire's wildlife and countryside. The Trust owns or manages nearly 100 nature reserves and works with people to connect them with wildlife and inspire them take action on nature’s behalf.  


The Trust has a network of 16 Area Groups across the County, made up of volunteers who organise local meetings and events, fundraise and promote Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust locally. Sleaford Area Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Winchelsea Hall in Ruskington. For more details please contact Anthea Ashmore at [email protected] or visit













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Our causes are on track to raise £33,384.00 this year

20.39% Complete

1,070 tickets of our 5,248 ticket goal